Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Documented LIfe WEEK 9!

How are we already at week 9?
The year is flying by if I do say so myself.

Anyway, It's time for another challenge for

This weeks challenge
February 22, 2014 Challenge (Week Nine) - Collage something you recycled.

Now I love collaging.
Not so good with doodling or drawing but I can easily collage the day away.
I wound up going fairly simple on this one though.
It didn't seem to need anything else.
Here is sort of step by step as I created.

This time I did it on a page outside of my journal and I glued it in.
Just how I felt like working today.

I started with used paper towels from my desk.
I keep them on hand as I use paints and mists and after they dry I like to incorporate them into my work.
This paper towel even had a little sat,ping already on it.
Separated the layers (there were 2) and tore them up.
Covered the base with the paper towels and gel medium 
(layer of medium under and over the towels).

Once the Gel Medium was dry I randomly stamped with a
Hampton Art script stamp and Archival ink.
(Archival ink works well on glossy surfaces giving crisp images and is permanent once dry).

Then some Silks Acrylic glaze through a Crafters Workshop stencil
to create circles.

Once the Silks circles were dry I used a fine tip paintbrush and outlined them with
Carbon Black Acrylic Ink by Liquitex.
I then used a white gel pen and added some circles inside the circles
 (you can see in the finished piece).

Another of my recycled items.
Last week was my daughter's birthday and for a present she received some bracelets.
Now the jewelry was pretty but what I really coveted was the bag they came in.
To my collage it will be added.

I also took an old scrap of a map piece and tore a heart out of it.
I wound up liking the piece I tore it from better than the heart so that was added as well.

Machine stitching around the edges or the page,
the heart and my birds.

Decouvrez le monde
Discover the world

This came from a paper bag that was acquired on a trip to Paris.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I go about creating a page.

Make sure to check out the Documented Life both on Facebook and Flickr to see what others create.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Deanna said...

Beautiful! Love seeing the order of things. It turned out wonderfully!

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